The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

NSF: Science is Hard

INDIANAPOLIS—The National Science Foundation’s annual symposium concluded Monday, with the 1,500 scientists in attendance reaching the consensus that science is hard.

“For centuries, we have embraced the pursuit of scientific knowledge as one of the noblest and worthiest of human endeavors, one leading to the enrichment of mankind both today and for future generations,” said keynote speaker and NSF chairman Louis Farian. “However, a breakthrough discovery is challenging our long-held perceptions about our discipline—the discovery that science is really, really hard.”

You can read the complete story here.

Note: I am at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach and probably won’t have much time to blog…I might try bloggind a press conference tomorrow for fun (if I can get a wireless signal there!)

January 5, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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